Policetech Accelerator Highlights (2020-2021)

Our V13 Policetech Accelerator is a joint initiative of Northumberland CFDC and the Cobourg Police Service to drive community safety innovation. The first of its kind in North America, the initiative provides competitively selected Startups and Scaleups with investment, entrepreneurial support and business development opportunities including participation in frontline demonstration projects carried out in a defined small town pilot-scale environment.

The V13 Policetech Accelerator has participated in 9 pilots in the last year leading to 5 new technologies currently in the marketplace. Looking back, here are some of the key highlights and feature stories coming out of this joint initiative:

February 18, 2020
The V13 Policetech Accelerator received $100,000 in funding from the Rural Innovation Initiative – Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) with the support of FedDev Ontario. Click here to read the official press release from the Government of Canada.

September 3, 2020
Policetech Accelerator-backed thermal imaging startup ThermaScans commercializes new COVID-19 technology at Venture13, raises $200K in follow-on investment. Click here to read the official press release.

September 29, 2020
Robots to the Rescue: V13 Policetech Accelerator Develops Self-Sanitizing Sign-In System to Fight the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. Click here to read the official press release.

October 19, 2020
Read our latest release from ThermaScans about our Cell block pilot project release/podcast.

November 30, 2020
V13 Policetech Accelerator: Creating an innovative approach for community safety through a Next Generation Safety Strategy Network – A first in Canada. Click here to read the official press release.

December 15, 2020
Read about Policetech Pilot Project Partner Monitio Essential receives Health Canada authorization for COVID-19 Medical Device. Click here.

February 23, 2021
The V13 Policetech Accelerator has partnered with Team Eagle Ltd. to launch the CleanRide UV-C™ pilot program for killing SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses & bacteria from surfaces and the air in multi-user vehicles. Click here.

April 28, 2021
On April 28th, local business leads from the V13 Policetech Accelerator, Northumberland CFDC, Cobourg Police Service, Monitio Intelligence and Team Eagle Ltd. shared operational insights and experience through a webinar on the topics of health screening, occupational health, and building pandemic resilience. View Webinar here.

October 15, 2021
V13 Policetech Accelerator Entrepreneurs now have access to the Startup with IBM program. Read more via NCFDC.

More exciting announcements are coming in the months ahead as we embark on new multi-year applied R&D and collaborative innovation initiatives from our headquarters at Venture13 in Cobourg, Ontario.

To learn more, visit the V13 Policetech Accelerator webpage (click here).